How to Understand Taxpayer Cost of the Military
Dec22

How to Understand Taxpayer Cost of the Military

It is difficult for many people to even start to wrap their heads around the cost of our military. Some people don’t even understand that our taxes pay for the military. The following infographic looks at the amount of taxpayer dollars spent funding specific military equipment. It then compares these prices to items that the average American can relate to. By doing this, US citizens can see how their tax money is being used by...

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How to Find 83472 Missing in Action US Soldiers
Dec17

How to Find 83472 Missing in Action US Soldiers

I understand that there are instances where our national security might be at risk and the government needs to keep something a secret. Not only is this understandable, but I think it is common sense. However, why does it take almost 70 years to get declassification of information relating to missing and unaccounted-for military members from World War II, or any modern conflicts through the Cold War? This includes the Vietnam War and...

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How to Better Understand Our Rights and Freedoms
Dec17

How to Better Understand Our Rights and Freedoms

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would enact new requirements regarding what historical documents must be taught to students in Ohio. The bill would require students in grades 4-12 be taught the original texts of the Declaration of Independence, Northwest Ordinance plus both the U.S. and Ohio state constitutions. In high school, more history time would be dedicated to American history and government...

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Can the USA Still Learn From the Boston Tea Party
Dec16

Can the USA Still Learn From the Boston Tea Party

What was the Boston Tea Party? Believe it or not, a profound amount of Americans actually don’t know what it was. Briefly, the colonists of Boston, Massachusetts were upset with England trying to monopolize the tea market. At this point in time, England had already repealed most of the taxes, however, they wanted the colonists to know they were still under British rule by enforcing the tea tax. This was the first sign of...

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The US Constitution: How Knowledgeable Are You?
Dec07

The US Constitution: How Knowledgeable Are You?

You may hear Tea Party Republicans talking about the Constitution, but do you know what the United States of America’s Constitution is, other than an old piece of paper? Do you know what it is designed to do? Has it been changed since its inception? If so, how was it done? Why is it important to the freedom of US citizens? Every American could stand to learn more about this historic document. How much do you know? TAKE THE...

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What Are The Types of Elections
Dec05

What Are The Types of Elections

The First in a Four Part Series on Elections Many voters don’t think of Sheriff or School Board when they think of elections. Even fewer think of Chief Justice as an electable position. It is, but only on the state level. The Chief and Associate Justices at the federal level are appointed. FLIP SIDE Democracy has only been around a few hundred years, dictatorships and empires have been around for thousands.  Some say nothing...

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